28 February 2004 | cariart
Enjoyable Fluff, with Winning Dalton, Kinski Performances...
TIME SHARE is not the kind of film that will find it's way onto anyone's 'Top Ten' list, but as a light, entertaining romantic comedy, it is a pleasant diversion, and offers stars Timothy Dalton and Nastassja Kinski more 'audience friendly' roles than they've been appearing in, lately.
He's a master chef/widower with devoted kids, a 'live life to the fullest' attitude, and a wicked grin; she's a botanist/divorcee with a geeky fiancé, frustrated kids, and a pent-up passion searching for an outlet. From the moment they meet, trying to squeeze their cars past one another for the last spot on a ferry to their island rental, they become both enemies and rivals, a situation that becomes even more pronounced when they discover that both families have been accidentally booked into the same summer rental. While the kids quickly bond, Dalton and Kinski simply seem to find more ways to irritate one another...although when she caresses him in the shower (thinking him to be her fiancé), she discovers him to be far more of a man than her current beau...and listening to her talk in her sleep, he learns that her aloofness hides a smoldering sexuality waiting to be released.
Can True Love be far away?
While a subplot of two of the children trapped on a sailboat in a storm lacks the tension to be truly effective, and Kinski's boyfriend is portrayed as so buffoonish and asexual that you wonder why she fell for him in the first place, the sexual chemistry between Dalton and Kinski is potent, and the film is romantic enough to make a good 'date movie'.
For an evening's 'light' entertainment, you could do far worse than this easy-going comedy!